For people who like certain kinds of movies and TV shows (and novels and comic books, of course), San Diego Comic Con is one of the best weeks of the year. The convention, once devoted exclusively to comic books (hence the name), has evolved over the years to be one of the top venues for revealing new information, footage, and trailers from upcoming movies. This year is no different, as Comic Con attendees have gotten sneak peeks at several highly-anticipated films and TV shows. There’s been a trailer for season for of The Walking Dead, a trailer for the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, teasers for the next Superman movie, and a lot more.
Marvel’s Avengers sequence has gotten a lot of attention at this year’s con. Attendees at yesterday’s Captain America panel were treated to the debut of the first trailer of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as some information about the plot. This movie is meant to bridge the gap between last year’s The Avengers and its sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is set for a summer 2015 release date.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier brings the good captain into the present, and will deal with some of his struggles to adapt to life in the 21st century. That said, Chris Evans, who plays the titular captain, said that we shouldn’t expect his difficulties adjusting to technology to be played for laughs.
Also present at the panel were Scarlett Johanson, whose role as the Black Widow will be expanded in the new movie, Sebastian Stan, who played Bucky Barnes in the first Captain America and the titular Winter Soldier, directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and others. The movie has another week of filming left before moving into post-production, and is scheduled for release on April 4, 2014.
Other movies in the Marvel universe also got some attention at Comic Con this year, including Thor: The Dark World, which opens on November 8, and the next Avengers movie. Director Joss Whedon revealed that the sequel will be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, and will hit theaters in the summer of 2015. Guardians of the Galaxy, a non-Avengers movie, was represented as well. It’s slated for release on August 1, 2014.
You can check out a video from the Captain America: The Winter Soldier SDCC panel below: